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Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre

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What a pleasant surprise!

You expect to see certain things on a High Street in most UK Towns. Shops of course, Cafes, Public... read more

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APCMann
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
Great display of geology

Loved this place. So much info on local geology and landforms and lovely selection of gifts and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jan T
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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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Lochaber Geopark encompasses an area of 4,468Km2, including the Small Isles, Ardnamurchan, Ben Nevis and Glencoe. It is this landscape that makes the Geopark the ultimate playground sculpted by nature. Discover the incredible geological heritage of...more
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55A High Street, Fort William PH33 6DH, Scotland
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Reviewed today

You expect to see certain things on a High Street in most UK Towns. Shops of course, Cafes, Public Houses etc.. But you don't expect to see a Centre for promoting understanding of the Geology in the surrounding area. Being a self-confessed, but amateur, Geology...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved this place. So much info on local geology and landforms and lovely selection of gifts and postcards. Staff volunteers but so helpful.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a little gem of a place, lots of information books/booklets to buy. Friendly and helpful staff too. Fantastic collection of rocks.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I popped in as I thought this was more about information but seems to be more about a shop. However, the exhibition is good and details the geology of the region over time.

Thank Sandra L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most travellers to Lochaber are there to climb Ben Nevis, walk the West Highland Way, cycle, camp etc., however most of them have no idea of the superb geology of the area. Did you know that Nevis is a collapsed volcano or there was an...More

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Isla M, Staff Geologist at Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Paul, Thank you very much for the review. I am very glad to hear you got to know more about the local area and it's surrounding geology. We pride ourselves on the range of items we have for everyone to enjoy. Hope to see...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The I-sandbox has proved a huge hit with my girls that we can't visit town without dropping in and to build a volcano or play the monster game. The I -sandbox makes it so visual that they have become really interested in finding out more...More

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Isla M, Staff Geologist at Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review. Always welcome in to play with the sandbox! It is a great tool for learning in a fun environment. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 6 August 2018

This is a fabulous place to visit, especially if you are willing to listen....I never realised so much had gone on with my planet until I listened to these experts...It was so fascinating what has happened to just Scotland in a few billion years....Took away...More

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Isla M, Staff Geologist at Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Hi Susanne, Thank you very much for your review, it is appreciated. I am very glad to hear that you had a good time at the Visitor Centre. Hope the leaflets were as insightful as your visit.

Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Popped in to kill a few rainy minutes ... ended up there for quite a while. The displays are well written, interesting to all. The staff are knowledgeable, and willing to answer questions without being overly forceful. Fantastic children's area too, would bring our lg...More

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Isla M, Project Officer at Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Thank you for your review, it is appreciated. Glad you had a good time and found it interesting. The rain had a positive turn to it in the end! Welcome anytime.

Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Very friendly and knowledgeable geologists explain the formation of Glen Coe and Ben Nevis, models, videos, rock samples, sand box, and plenty of recommendations for hiking routes, or suggestions for outdoor things to do. Located in a great walking road of shops. A great source...More

Thank Elle W
Isla M, Project Officer at Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Hi Elle, Very glad to hear you enjoyed the information you received and our centre. Thank you for your review and coming in to see us!

Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Both kids and adults had information to help them learn about the local environment. Staff very friendly and helpful too. Worth a visit.

Thank Gayle M
Isla M, Project Officer at Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Thank you for visiting us and we are glad you enjoyed the time that you spent.

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